Today I am defeated. I give up. I’m waving the flag.
I’ve tried that role, and no one sees me. I’ve tried it every day, and no one looks me in the eye. I am invisible.
Every day I give it my all. I try to be the best mom, the best wife, the best person. I try to have it all, to be it all. I wake up ready to move mountains. I want to be greater, do better, and work harder than yesterday. I want to give life my everything, give my family everything. Be everything to everyone.
I’m not curing cancer, I know that. But I’m being a mom. I’m loving on my son. I’m teaching him good from bad. I’m engaging his imagination and intellect. I’m raising him with the values I believe will help him thrive. This is important, damn it! But no one sees, no one hears. My son looks past me, he doesn’t see me.